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Civil War
Political Cartoon

"King Abraham" Before and After Issuing the Emancipation Proclamation

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1862
"King Abraham" Before and After Issuing the Emancipation Proclamation

 

This political cartoon from a Southern newspaper reveals what many Southerners thought of Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. The depiction of Lincoln as a devil with a mask illustrates how many Southerners viewed Lincoln.